Carrie Rickey

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For 1,229 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Carrie Rickey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Queen
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo
Score distribution:
1229 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The three (human) leads are perfection. Bridges' Howard is as breezily garrulous and glad-handing as Cooper's Smith is laconic and withdrawn. Maguire's Pollard has haunted eyes and orangey hair that makes him look like a human jack-o'-lantern, and establishes his own unique rhythm and less-is-more style.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    At times Let It Rain recalls one of those Katharine Hepburn comedies where the New Woman gets cut down to size so as not to intimidate the Old-School Men. Yet the film so likably deflates the pompous and pumps up the humble that it's hard not to like.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It's half hilarious, half serious; all poignant.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    The unforced performances of Courtney and Fanning are remarkable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Though a fine specimen of cultural anthropology, The Aristocrats is too shapeless to be satisfying as a film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Gluck is not a visual storyteller. He depends entirely on his performers and their snappy dialogue.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Colorful, noisy, and pixel-deep.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Delicious confection about the resilient Czech character, tastes like a bittersweet chocolate souffle, it's much more substantial than dessert.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    In this, Alfred Hitchcock's centenary year, Felicia's Journey so startlingly channels the obsessions of the late director that it might be the greatest Hitchcock movie the master of suspense never made.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Enchanted and thrilling film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Shelton and her cast are so skillful that before long it seems we are not moviegoers watching a screen but flies on a wall witnessing real encounters and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    McQueen finds the exquisite tension between the brother wanting to disconnect and the sister longing for connection. To paraphrase a line of Sissy's, it's a good movie that comes from a bad place.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    In its final act, Akeelah is as exciting as any Final Four matchup. What it may lack in cinematic art it compensates for in abecedarian adrenaline guaranteed to pump the pulse and the spirits of viewers from 10 to 90.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It is painful, it is funny, and it marks the remarkable debut of Wysocki.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    When it's not making the argument that Surfing = Peace, Step Into Liquid can be diverting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Short, sweet-and-sour, and amusing rather than funny, Despicable Me can't help but be likable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Carrie Rickey
    Standouts are Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, Harry's sly father-surrogate, and Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Paradise Now plays like Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," but with explosives.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Though one gets a sense there is part of the story Marks isn't telling, we do pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Stanford and Neuwirth are performers of such nuance that a mere glimpse of his body language and her bawdy language speak volumes about the difference between love and sex, the ideal and the real.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Yummy and weightless.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Carrie Rickey
    Spoofy and sweet... endearingly old-fashioned.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Raunchy, raucous and riotously funny.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Trumbo, a rousing documentary as ornery, orotund and captivating as its subject (1905-1976), is an anatomy of irony.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    Moviegoers of a certain age may feel as though they are watching a lost Bertolucci film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    Much as I enjoyed this diversion, I couldn't help but think that The Princess and the Frog had better songs and (hand-painted) animation, and that Mulan was a ripping adventure that didn't need tweaking to qualify as an action flick.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Carrie Rickey
    It is understatement to say that Nicholson does some of the finest work of his career here, easily equaling "The Shining" for gargoyle monstrousness and "As Good as It Gets" for tortured humanism.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Carrie Rickey
    What's most refreshing about Real Women Have Curves is its unforced comedy-drama and its relaxed, natural-seeming actors.

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